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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Unknown       Rating : 5
Steamed Lambsquarters

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : German-American White Folk

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Carla J. Striegel... who learned this from learned through an urge to live simply and organically.

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • Water
  • Olive Oil
  • As much Lamb's Quarter (Chenopodium species) as you'd like to eat.(a large, double handful makes a nice side serving per person)
  • Fresh Minced Garlic
  • Bragg

Directions

Lamb's Quarter is a common, non-native weed in waste places. If you are lucky, it grows in your garden. Although this recipe is really not too exciting for someone already familiar with this excellent green, I couldn't help but share it with those who have never tried it. It is my absolute favorite vegetable.


Gather any of the tender leaves and stalk--I prefer to let some keep growing in my garden and keep its tender shoots well trimmed. It is also nice to use the small plants that you have just weeded from around your "garden plants".
Steam these greens for several minutes (less than ten minutes, because you do not want them mushy).
Remove the greens from the steamer and place onto serving dish.
Pour a dash of olive oil onto each serving.
Top with minced fresh garlic and a bit of Bragg's.
Voila, you have the best meal this world could offer!


Note: Lamb's Quarter is a very common "weed" that is extremely nutritious. The seeds are also edible. To learn more about the plant, look in almost any book about wild edibles.



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